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Good Shopping Experience!!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Hi all, been a while again. No particular reason, just busy I guess. I had an exciting shopping experience last week. My size 16W jeans were starting to fall off. So my daughter and I went to Cato to get some new jeans. I thought I wanted to try a size 14W but I couldn't find any. I asked the lady there for help, she said that there is a such thing, but not many out there, so she gave me the one pair that they had & asked why I thought I needed a 14W, i explained & she looked at me & said here, try these...I did & they fit GREAT! Then I looked at the tag...A size 14 in misses....not womens! I just about cried in the dressing room. I called my daughter in there(mind you she is about to turn 13) and she said...."whoa mom!! You look hawwwwt in those jeans..turn around" so i did & she said..."oh yeah, your bottom looks great" I died right there! I couldn't believe it! So, Needless to say, I was stoked. I bought 2 pair.

On a side note: I am starving today and I couldn't run up the stairs on lunch like I have been doing. I realized I just havent eaten enough today. I haven't been tracking my calories because, well, I don't know why. I am just trying to eat as healthy as possibe and drink a ton(literally) of water! Hope everyone is doing well!

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CHERIJ16 2/8/2014 8:27PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 2/8/2014 3:07AM

    That is so great. congrats

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EDDYMEESE 2/7/2014 1:49AM

    Very nice!!!!!

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JEANIE07 2/6/2014 4:41PM

  Well done you, I'm so pleased for you makes such a difference when you can smile and say I done well.....keep going who knows what you may buy next x emoticon

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Need Some Excersise Tips & advice!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Good Morning All,
ITS FRIDAY!!! Good thing too, I am worn out from the week! I am in need of some good workout adive today! I have lost 53lbs since I started this crusade, and that is SUPER AWESOME...except, I am losing it everywhere by my big ole stomachs. I literally have 2 stomachs! My upper stomach stops at my waist, my waist is thinning nicely then my lower stomach. My family calls it the Sawyer Gut. My granddad Sawyer was an extremely large man from his waist to his thighs. He was definately pear shaped! Now that I have lost this weight everywhere else, I look pregnant & in my opinion, misproportioned & I HATE IT! Hubbs says all i need to do is crunches...I have been doing crunches and I can feel and see a slight difference in my upper stomach, but not my lower. In fact, either my lower is getting bigger, or my upper is getting smaller and it just makes my lower look bigger! IDK but I am tired of it!! So..What can I do? Any suggestions??

Second question?? My boobs are not getting any smaller either. I hate it! I have gone from a 46 to a 38 but I am still a back painful cup size H. Is there anything I can do to get those babies smaller & more firm without surgery??

Third & Final question?? I love fruit. When I get a sweet tooth, it is for fruit, not candy or cakes or what not. Fruit is super high in carbs. If I am primarily low carb, what is the best fruit to have? I realize that I can't go nuts, but is an apple or a clementine orange ok?? Everyday??

I hope everyone has a great day! daughters basketball team, the Lady Warriors, are now in the championship!! They have only lost 1 game this entire season & it was thier very first game. So Proud!!

So proud of these girls!!
Thanks Ya'll

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DOVESEYES 1/10/2014 7:56PM

    One of the exercises that helps me with waist and muscles is a emoticon Zumba one. If I can explain it that is .

1 Hold your arms up so your elbows are just below your shoulders( sort of don't shoot pose:),

take 2 steps to the right and twist your waist/hips to the right, moving your arms across your body to the left and then back the other way 2 steps...or 4.. do this about 5-6 times and increase slowly..over a couple of weeks

after a while you can really feel the muscles tighten in your waist /belly

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    Do the crunchless core workout video Coach Nicole has on here. That might do the trick!

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CORINNEP01 1/10/2014 2:53PM

no ma'am she does not!! I am 5'3 1/2, she is already 5'4 1/2. Her my husband played basketball in high school and he is almost 6'5. She gets it from him! LOL.. I am glad!

Thanks for the info ladies, I truely appriciate it.

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MADMIRANDA 1/10/2014 1:46PM

    You are doing amazingly but I can't add any more to what people have already said. The belly will go down over time the more weight you lose but I'm not sure about the boobs.
Your daughter shouldbe proud of herself and the team. Hope they do well. Lady warriors, does she get that from you? emoticon

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WOUBBIE 1/10/2014 12:51PM

    Yes, you can't spot lose fat anymore than you can spot gain it. By doing exercises in a particular area you ARE giving the under layer more definition and support, though, and that's a good thing, so keep it up!

Also, it will take a lot of time for your skin to catch up with the fat loss, so use moisturizer.

Stick with the losing, though. Abdominal fat is the dangerous kind!

The lowest impact fruits are berries. The sweeter the fruit and the less fiber it has the more it affects your blood sugar.

Good going!

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CHEETARA79 1/10/2014 10:32AM

    Unfortunately, you can't spot-reduce certain areas of your body through exercise. Fat loss happens wherever it happens. Full body strength training is great if you're not doing it already.

I have found that having supportive undergarments - like a good bra and girdle - can really helps smooth out my curves.

I'm not a low carb person but I have heard that berries are lower carb than other fruits.

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CORINNEP01 1/10/2014 9:50AM

    Really?? I am sure my daughter knows him or has seen him around! Thats awesome! emoticon

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MLKDUD 1/10/2014 9:36AM

    My husband teaches at Westover!!!

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Not Sure How to Title This Blog!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Good morning friends.
I am feeling a bit discouraged! Yesterday was a great day, I ate good, but I did not get to walk on my lunch like I wanted to. My daughter calls me from school & says that she forgot to bring her basketball jersey with her. It was a MUST that she had it! So, instead of getting to walk, I drove 16 miles to my house & then another 15 or so to the school then 20 back to work. HUGE round trip...that doesn't bother me, that's the joys of parenthood! I told myself right after that phone call that I would go home, fix dinner for Hubbs & B & then go walk the neighborhood for an hour. It was 50 degrees & I was all siked up to put on a hoodie & beanie & head out! I had already done several resistance band excersises at my desk, several wall push ups and squats on my bathroom breaks & even threw in some jump squats when no one was looking! I had this... I was easily going to make up for not walking. Plus, an older gentleman that I work with really made my day yesterday by telling me that I look FABULOUS & that he is real proud of me in how well I have done losing weight. That made my day!! So what happened?? CHIPS & HOT SAUCE!! It is my weakness. I made the family taco ring for supper. It is so good!! SOOOO GOOOD! I was planning to go walk while they ate. My husband decided he wanted to go walk with me so I waited. While I waited, I let the chips & salsa get the better of me. I ended up eating enough to fill me up, then had a piece of taco ring on top of that. is the bad part.... WE DIDN'T GO WALK. emoticon We both used the excuse that it was now too chilly & dark to go & NCIS was coming on. OMG So now I am stupid full & didn't burn hardly any calories for the day. I pouted for the rest of the night over it.

Well, I get up this morning with a better attitude, it was one mess up evening, today is a new day! Although I had to wake up at 4:30am to be able to get my girl to BBall practice on time, I was in a fab mood! Hair looks good, make up looks good, everything went smoothly..YES! I had, what I thought was a good breakfast. Egg whites, 3/4 cup ground sausage, some grape tomatoes, glass of juice & a string cheese stick!! was so good. Then I go to track my breakfast...after i had already ate it...and HOLY MACARONI...660 calories in 3/4 cup of ground pork sausage. emoticon I never knew, never even thought to look. It was already cooked from a few nights ago, so there was no package to double check. my breakfast ended up being over 700 calories. DARN.

My plan? Well, do the best I can today. I will do the normal bathroom excersises, drink my water, walk on lunch & both breaks, & go to the gym tonight. I may even stay an hour instead of my normal 30 minutes in the circuit room.

Now that I have gotten all of this off of my chest...I feel a little better. I just know it's going to be discouraging again when i get hungry in a couple of hours. I brought good foods, but still!!!

Hope everyone else has a good day!! Hopefully I can get over this & get my fab mood back!

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SISSY_24 1/9/2014 8:02AM

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DOVESEYES 1/8/2014 10:02PM

    Just keeping track of it is an amazing thing after just eating what ever you wanted. You've got this!!!

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LESLEE33 1/8/2014 1:38PM

    The fact that you are taking the time to balance "real life" and fitness together is something to be very proud about. emoticon
So you didn't get a walk in, or you had sausage for breakfast. At least your not throwing in the towel over it.
You have a great attitude, and it really sounds like you've made some long lasting lifestyle changes. Remember the positives, they'll get you further. emoticon emoticon

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    Don't beat yourself up. You can do this!

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WOUBBIE 1/8/2014 12:33PM

    Well, if you're low carb, don't worry about the calories as long as your carbs are low and your fat is high. You may not lose any fat during this 24 hour period but you won't gain any either. Just don't ever put the sausage on toast or a bagel and wash it down with OJ!!! Here's a handy calculator for ketosis:


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MADMIRANDA 1/8/2014 10:00AM

    I've done that thing with underestimating calories, last time it was humous, which is supposed to be very healthy- but oh the calories. I expect that's why it's a good reason to track our food, well one of the reasons anyway. Never mind it's behind you now so enjoy the rest of your day.

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I am still here!!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Hi folks. Just FYI, I didn't fall off the face of the earth!! Just got silly busy and havent had much time to sit & post. I am still going ok, i am down 2 more lbs (188.6) but it could be alot better. The yummy holiday food & drinking is a culprit and lack of excersise! BUT...I am back at the gym, back at walking an hour on my lunch everyday & back at eating healthy. My ultimate goal is to be 38lbs lighter by 10.9.14 which is my 15 year wedding anniversary. My reward??? VEGAS BABY!! Jamie and I are planning to take a 3-4 day Vegas trip to celebrate 15 years. We told a few friends & now there are 4 other couples that plan on going with us! What great motivation for me!! I hope everyone is doing well. I can't wait to get an hour & check out everyones latest posts & statuses!! If you are on Instagram & need some motivation...look me up! User Name corinnep01... I am following some really great fitness pages as well as motivational people. I try to post something new every single day to keep my spirits up as well as the folks that follow me!! See Ya'll!

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COASTAL6 1/8/2014 9:14AM

    I'm so glad your back!
Missed you!
Don't give up!
I'm rooting for you!

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    emoticon Vegas sounds awesome!

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MLKDUD 1/7/2014 3:18PM

    Love your enthusiasm!!! Way to go and keep it up!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

It's been quite some time since I have been on sparkpeople and blogged. I did however meet another one of my goals last week. 190.2 lbs! I got to go buy a size smaller jeans and a size smaller blouse. It was awesome. I am afraid it wasn't all due to hard work. My dad had a heart attack and was in a diabetic coma last week. He has since woken up & is doing pretty well, but for 3 or so days, I barely ate. My husband had to beg me to eat some crackers or atleast drink some milk (which I HATE)! Today, now that things are getting better, I am back on track, trying to eat more, but I am still not eating near the calorie intake that is suggested. I am, however, still walking & trying to get atleast 10,000 steps in per day. I have done really good with that. I have my phone alarm set so that every hour it makes an annoying buzzing noise & reminds me to get up and go walk around my shop for 10 mins. It's helpful! Well, that is all for now. My annoying alarm just went off!! : )

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MLKDUD 11/18/2013 5:04PM

    so sorry about your dad. But yes, you've GOT to eat! You've got to take care of yourself! and not eating is not any better for you than overeating!! I like your idea of the alarm each hour to remind you to get up and walk a little bit!!! Hang in there!

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MADMIRANDA 11/12/2013 4:35AM

    So sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope he gets better soon. You've got a lot on your mind. Congrats on the jean size and the walking. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 11/11/2013 11:47PM

    Hope your dad comes through with flying colors!

And that's one more reason to keep working your plan - the less you weigh and the healthier you eat the healthier you'll be!

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LESLEE33 11/11/2013 10:08PM

    emoticon on being able to go down a pant/shirt size! emoticon
I wish your dad a healthy and speedy recovery. Hope your doing alright. emoticon

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